Celebrating my birthday in Rostock

September 18-27 2016

Hello world,

This weekend my parents, Alice and Bendix, and my boyfriend, Rasmus, came visiting me in Rostock. It was delightful to show my new city to them! They came here by car – 4 hours 30 minutes – Saturday at 11 o’clock – car fully loaded with stuff that I needed. They had also brought my cool bicycle with, fall-clothes etc.

Saturday 24.09.

Beautiful weather – sunshine and cloudless sky. Our first day was spent in Warnemünde where we strolled along the old harbor and out to the mole. Soffi had a great time chasing the seagulls and bathing a little in the Baltic Sea. We ate Danish Icecream, which is a very popular sweetness in Rostock and Warnemünde.

Even though we are in late September it was not chilly. Warnemünde was crowded with people – it always is during weekends – and with Soffi chasing every seagull and dove in a radius of 10 meters, it was pretty strenuous. But it was so nice to be together with her again!

We went to a very nice Resort restaurant Blaue boje to celebrate my birthday. It was the best Wienersnitzel I have ever tasted! The resturant lies to the east of Warnemünde and it took a while to drive there with car, but it was all worth it!

However! On our way home to Rostock, Mom and Dad saw that the GPS was set to cross the bay by ferry, and suddenly we were in a queue on our way on a ferry. Mom was sceptic but I thought it as a small adventure. It was only a 3-5 minute sail, but it was very beatiful with all the lights from the cities and ships. Rasmus and I were dropped off by my place and Mom and Dad went to their hotel. We were all tired, but Rasmus and I had just enough energy to watch “All Hail King Julien” on Netflix.

Sunday 25.09.

So many sweet and nice gifts from my family and friends – thanks to you all! I had a very special day with sunny weather and lovely company. We saw the old part of Rostock and the many churches – very cozy and relaxed environment in this part of the city. We ate lunch at the Likörfabrik and drank delicious summer drinks.

We ate so much nice food while my family was here that my Mom and Dad complained they could not eat so much food – Rasmus and I had no problems though ;-)!

Three media co-workers at Frieda are making an “Arrival to Rostock” film for me, and we met with them to film a little in the streets of Rostock. We ate delicious DDR Icecream and strolled down Kröpeliner straße like filmstars – quite fun!

At the Rathaus in Rostock there is a Bronze snake, and through all times it has been a symbol of luck to stroke the snake’s head. My Dad is not fond of snakes, so he had to live without a little luck. 😉 Many times the Bronze snake has been stolen due to the high value of the material, so the snake placed there today is not the original one.

Thanks for the nice visit from you guys, Mom, Dad and Rasmus. It really ment a lot to me that you came and saw where I live – see you again soon!

Tuesday 27.09.

At Frieda this Tuesday, I was celebrated with German Sugar – and Butter cakes. My co-workers also gave me a beautiful little flower, which I hope I can keep alive during my stay here.dsc_0011 My FiSH team consists of Arne and Zsolt (first two people to the left) and Patrick and I (first person to the right).

I am very happy to be a part of the project, and I am so excited for the upcoming months and can wait until the pressure and intensity kicks in!

 

Liebe Grüße,

Jeanne

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